Roofing Trends You Can Expect To See In 2022

Helping protect us from the elements, save energy, add value and even enhance style, roofing is an integral part of the structure of our homes. Staying inside over the pandemic put home renovations in the limelight, and if you are hoping to upgrade your roof, there are some big trends expected to become popular in 2022.

Whether you’re hoping a new roof will help you create a greener home life or you’re looking for a cost-effective way to make your roof more efficient, these roofing trends for 2022 will help you get there.

A rise in sustainable roofing options

In the UK, we are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact our home lives can have. Roofing is an easy way to ensure you are saving energy in your home, with the popularity of solar roofing soaring over the last few years – and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down soon. No longer does solar roofing mean big and bulky panels attached to your roof, instead you can get sophisticated solar roofing systems added to your home, allowing you to create clean and renewable power from the sun and reduce your carbon footprint.

Another eco-friendly option is installing a green roof. Also known as living roofs, this striking choice involves partially or completely covering a waterproof membrane with vegetation and a growing medium. These are certainly a quirky option, but get ahead of the trend and your neighbours will be green with envy. You’ll enjoy benefits including reducing stormwater runoff and lowering cooling costs in the summer, as well as helping the environment in a stylish way. The UK Government has implemented the Green Homes Grant to allow homemakers to create energy-efficient improvements to their home, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a greener home life.

Tony Hobbs, Managing Director at Southern Sheeting, says ‘we have seen roofing trends become increasingly innovative within the sector. As we focus more on creating environmentally friendly yet sophisticated homes, we’ll expect to see certain trends become more popular over the next few years.’

Updating your roof on a budget

Changing your roof can be very expensive and time-consuming. If you’re on a budget, adding a silicone roof coating is a great, cost-effective way of adding style and protection to your building – and is set to become a popular option this year.

Silicone roofing is already popular for commercial buildings, but there has been an influx in homeowners choosing to add it to their homes too. Want to add durability and a new style to your roof but don’t have the time or budget? Silicone roof coating allows traders to cover and fix your roof in just two coats, creating a leak-proof barrier with protective enamel.

Clay roof tiles are also a cost-effective way of protecting your home. There has been a rise in using budget-friendly clay tiles, and they are resistant to climate damage including freezing temperatures in the winter. The ease of creating clay tiles in varying styles and colours means you can really have fun with the look of your roof, too.

Roofing options for every climate

Let’s face it, the UK’s weather can be temperamental all year round, which is why the 2022 roofing trends focus on giving durability and protection no matter the weather.

Metal roofing may have just been for industrial buildings and barns in the past, but we’re now seeing this sleek option become more and more popular for residential housing. This is by far one of the most expensive choices, but the durability of metal roofing means that you’ll save money in the long run. In the summer, the metal reflects UV rays to keep your home cool, whilst in the winter it adds extra insulation so you can spend less on keeping your house warm. Take care of metal roofing and you’ll enjoy the benefits for many years, and better yet, there are a variety of colours to choose from.

Synthetic roofing materials are also becoming more popular, especially thanks to the durable polyurethane material that remains secure throughout even the toughest of summers and winters. The materials are also nice and lightweight, and you can choose from a wide array of colours, shapes and sizes to create a unique roof for your home.

Final thoughts

Roofing plays an essential part in keeping our families and ourselves protected and safe. 2022 has seen a steady rise in roofing trends that focus on keeping our energy levels at home environmentally friendly, whilst also offering cost-effective ways to shield us from the UK’s unpredictable weather and keep our homes stylish and contemporary, too.

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